Nina Dobrev Chops Her Signature Long Hair Into a Lob

Nina Dobrev attends the European premiere of
Nina Dobrev unveiled a shoulder-skimming bob hairstyle at the premiere of 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage' in London on January 9, the day after her 28th birthday. John Phillips/Getty Images

Gasp! Nina Dobrev, owner of one of the most enviable heads of long hair in Hollywood, has gone and chopped her signature style into a shoulder-skimming bob.

The Vampire Diaries alum, who's modeled long hair since her DeGrassi days, unveiled the cut at the London premiere of xXx: Return of Xander Cage on Tuesday, January 10, the day after her 28th birthday. "Short hair. Don't care🙅😉 ," Dobrev captioned a close-up of the look on Instagram. "New year. New Do(brev). New me 💇@xxxmovie #London Hair by RiRiCapri… aka @riawnacapri."

Nina Dobrev attends the European premiere of
Nina Dobrev attends the European premiere of 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage' at Cineworld 02 Arena in London on January 10. John Phillips/Getty Images

And Capri — who's not only Dobrev's longtime stylist, but also her BFF Julianne Hough's — dished all the details to Stylish. "Nina has been itching to cut her hair off for years, even before the big trend started," Capri shares. "2017, new year, her birthday is January 9, so we did a birthday chop! And debuted it at the XXX London premiere! [Even] the dress was chosen based on a new, short, fun do."

Nina Dobrev attends the European premiere of
Nina Dobrev with her new haircut at the European premiere of 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage' on January 10 in London. Karwai Tang/WireImage

The stylist, who also works with Vanessa Hudgens and the Hadid sisters, adds, "Short hair gives a great strong focus to the face, neck and shoulders, something Nina hasn't ever had. Her hair is now fun and sexy with a feminine edge."

As for what makes Dobrev's cut slightly unique, Capri tells Stylish, "It's an asymmetrical, textured and choppy yet blunt bob. This is the year things are getting bolder and thicker. 2016 was light, wispy and airy. This year, think more structure — blunt but textured."

Dobrev wore the 'do in loose waves for the premiere. She stunned on the red carpet in that strategically chosen, mint-green Zac Posen dress, teamed with a gold Jimmy Choo clutch and matching peep-toe pumps by Christian Louboutin.

Nina Dobrev attends the 18th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.
Nina Dobrev attends the 18th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and 'InStyle' at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on January 8. Lester Cohen/WireImage

Just 48 hours earlier, Dobrev walked the red carpet at the 2017 Golden Globes' Warner Bros. and InStyle after party, modeling her long hair in Old Hollywood–style curls, the perfect complement to her old-school ruby dress (also by Zac Posen).

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